Broken Sovereignties: J.M. Coetzee's Ethics of Anxiety and Disarray

By Elizabeth Stewart.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper defends J.M. Coetzee's work against charges of apoliticism by reading the novel The Life and Times of Michael K. with texts by two precursors: Kleist and Benjamin.

Keywords: J.M. Coetzee, Transience, Universalism, Kant, "pathological object", Fragmentation, the Other, Fascism, Aesthetics, Work of art, Civilization

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.157-164. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.799MB).

Prof. Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart is Assistant Professor of English at Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University, in New York City.Elizabeth Stewart earned a PhD in comparative literature at New York University and has taught at Barnard College, Cooper Union, and NYU. Her fields of expertise include modern and post-modern philosophy and literature, post-colonial/diasporic and psychoanalytic theory, interrelations of literature and religion, and cultural studies. Her publications have centered on the work of Jacques Lacan. Dr Stewart is proficient in Italian and German, reading knowledge in Spanish and French.


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